Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 Episode 9: Release Date, Recap & Speculation

Moo-young came clean about his identity as the masked thief and stated why he needed the guardian stone. But in the latest episode of Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938, he learns he needs another supernatural object – the golden ruler currently in Yeon’s possession. Hong-joo learned the same from an indigenous god – will she finally choose a side?

Rang’s worries about his older brother’s feelings land him in trouble, but what better way to prove your feelings than to save your idiot brother from a surefire death? Eun-ho ends up in a dire situation, and Kato finally has everything he needs to start his experiments thanks to the Shinigami Mercenaries. What’s next in Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938? 

1. Episode 9 Synopsis/Speculation

In the next episode of Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938, Lee Yeon faces a tough decision. The eclipse is in less than a week, and his only chance to return to his time. If he stays and tries to resolve the multiple problems while spending more time with his brother, he might miss his chance to return to Nam Ji-ah.

The number of problems the hunter-fox has to deal with is numerous. Not only does he feel the need to protect Hong-joo and Eun-ho, but he also wants to spend time with his brother and try to patch things up with Moo-young. Not to forget, stop the latter from raising his dead brother and the Korean police from making the dangerous soldier, while also retrieving the guardian stone for which he came to the past.

Only four more episodes are left, and this week’s episodes have set the stakes high for the final two weeks of Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938. Kato has the spirits he needs to create his supernatural army and win against the Japanese.

As Moo-young learns, the golden ruler is the last thing he needs to bring his brother back. One of the gods tells Hong-joo that Yeon possesses the treasure. Will Hong-joo choose Moo-young’s side or Yeon’s? Will Moo-young raise his brother, or will Yeon stop him in time?

Oh, and one more theory though this is far-fetched. I know we see Moo-young’s brother’s spirit, but what if it’s a spirit pretending to be his brother, luring him to free him and waiting for a chance to wreak havoc on the past? We’ve already seen the Jangsan tiger’s mimicry; could it be something like that?

Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 Episode 9: Release Date, Recap & Speculation
Cheon Moo-young Speaks to His Brother’s Spirit

2. Episode 9 Release Date

Episode 9 of Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 will release on Sunday, June 3, 2023, at 5:20 A.M. PDT (9:20 P.M. KST). The episode title hasn’t been announced.

3. Season 2 Schedule

Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 Episode No.Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 Episode TitleDirectionTeleplayRelease Date
1Brotherhood, 1938Nam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han6 May 2023
2Beautiful MiNam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han7 May 2023
3SaetaniNam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han13 May 2023
4The FoundlingNam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han14 May 2023
5The Foundling IINam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han20 May 2023
6The Corner GameNam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han21 May 2023
7Jangsan TigerNam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han27 May 2023
8Indigenous GodsNam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han28 May 2023
9TBANam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han3 June 2023
10TBANam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han4 June 2023
11TBANam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han10 June 2023
12TBANam Hyeong Jo & Shin Hyo KangWoo-ri Han11 June 2023

4. Where to Watch Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938

Tale of the Nine-Tailed and Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 is available to rent/buy on Prime Video in the US.

5. Episode 8 Recap

Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 Episode 9: Release Date, Recap & Speculation
Lee Rang and Jang Yeo-hee Bond

Hong-joo has the boys making Kimchi but Rang can’t forget Moo-young’s story about his eventual death and Yeon’s manipulative part in it. We, of course, know how it went down, but Rang will find out soon enough. Taluipa sends the Jongsen’s indigenous Gods towards Yeon and Hong-joo’s way for them to resolve the group’s individual problems.

The younger Lee brother’s abandonment issues flare up even further when he visits Yeo-hee’s bar and leaves in the middle of her performance. She catches up with him and tells him to face his fears instead of hiding behind his loneliness. 

Perhaps Yeo-hee’s determination to marry him and his fated death pushes him to bet his lifespan in the game with the goblin who was playing the other indigenous Gods. He loses the bet and would have died that day, but Yeon comes to save the day and his brother.

Yeon plays the goblin, catches his cheating tricks, and exposes him. The goblin resolves to play without foul methods, and Yeon scores his own lifespan and his brother’s, as well as the years of the other Gods. 

General Ryuhei Kato hires the Shinigami Mercenaries to capture and kill the indigenous Gods for his experiments and exposes Eun-ho. Moo-young contacts his brother’s spirit and finds he needs the golden ruler to bring him back.

The next day, after Yeo-hee scolds him for his risky adventure, Rang asks how much truth is in the story of his death. Yeon shows him the video his brother had recorded prior to sacrificing himself, clearing the air between the two. Later that night, they find the corpses of the Gods, wondering what happened to them. Yeon must decide whether to stay and solve the mystery or return to his time.

6. About Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Tale of the Nine-Tailed (Korean: 구미호뎐) is a 2020 South Korean television drama starring Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah, and Kim Bum. It aired on tvN from October 7 to December 3, 2020, every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST) with 16 episodes.

A second season, titled Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938, premieres on May 6, 2023. with Lee Dong-Wook and Kim Bum reprising their roles and the female lead set to be portrayed by Kim So-yeon, as well as several new cast members like Ryu Kyung-soo

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